Sinking Wafers?

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Postby Aquaboy » 2007-04-29 18:13

Hey

I have a 10 gallon aquariam with a yoyo loach, along with 3 zebra danios, 2 scissortail rasboras, 2 sunset coral dwarf platies, and 2 yellow gold tuxedo guppies.:gf:
My yoyo loach eats algae, but alot of times he just swims around the top waiting for food, so I think he ate it all. I tried sinking wafers(not algae wafers). The package said it's great for loaches, but he ignored them, and all of my other fish ate them and got fat.:sick:
He doesn't look like he's starving, but I want to find a food that's just for him, not flakes like I feed my other fish(that is what he survives on now I think). Anybody know anything I can try?
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2007-04-29 20:22

Perhaps he's lonely? Loaches like to live in groups :)

Here's a page to the Yoyo Profile: <a href='http://allfishforums.com/index.php?showtopic=1115' target='_blank'>Click Here</a>

You'll find they don't just eat algae and wafers, loaches eat most things, so he's probably been hoovering up leftovers.
My Dojos and Cories turn their noses (noses?) up at tablets too. Awkward animals.

Give your fish a varied diet, and add some bits from the profile (and if possible, more friends for him!) and all will be well.

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Postby Aquaboy » 2007-04-29 21:09

Indigo Blue Fish wrote: Perhaps he's lonely? Loaches like to live in groups :)

Here's a page to the Yoyo Profile: <a href='http://allfishforums.com/index.php?showtopic=1115' target='_blank'>Click Here</a>

You'll find they don't just eat algae and wafers, loaches eat most things, so he's probably been hoovering up leftovers.
My Dojos and Cories turn their noses (noses?) up at tablets too. Awkward animals.

Give your fish a varied diet, and add some bits from the profile (and if possible, more friends for him!) and all will be well.

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I did not know that they were schooling fish. I will try getting another. He must be eating something because he seems fine.
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Postby KittyKat » 2007-04-30 11:07

What about trying to feed the loach frozen foods (they will sink if defrosted first - but other fish will have a good go at them) or snails? I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but the other fish won't touch snails while your loach will appreciate them. You should be able to get them for free from your LFS if you ask them... go for ramshorns as they are quite easy for the loaches to eat, while snails like MTS (malaysian trumpet snails) are much harder.
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2007-05-01 07:52

What country did you say you're in? If you're UK, I can send you some physa and/or physa eggs - they're great loach food as they're small, have no trapdoors, eat only algae and are fast breeders too.

This is a link to Ramshorns: <a href='http://allfishforums.com/index.php?showtopic=2052' target='_blank'>http://allfishforums.com/index.php?showtopic=2052</a>
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Postby Aquaboy » 2007-05-01 14:16

Indigo Blue Fish wrote: What country did you say you're in? If you're UK, I can send you some physa and/or physa eggs - they're great loach food as they're small, have no trapdoors, eat only algae and are fast breeders too.

This is a link to Ramshorns: <a href='http://allfishforums.com/index.php?showtopic=2052' target='_blank'>http://allfishforums.com/index.php?showtopic=2052</a>

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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2007-05-01 19:02

Oh ok then - but there's a species of Physa native to California that gets EVERYWHERE in the US.

Have a look in the plant tank at your LFS, you're bound to find lots of little snails in there.
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Postby Aquaboy » 2007-05-03 00:27

Well, I'm actually about to give him to my grandmother so I can sell his tank.
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Postby Aquaboy » 2007-05-08 03:43

Wow! :o I put part of a wafer in tonight, and he actually is eating it. He chases the other fish off when they try to eat it.
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2007-05-08 08:04

Heh, bless him! Must've got hungry!

My dojo loaches frequently squabble over bits of dried krill - tug of war style. One usually makes off with the main body, whilst the rest steal the legs off it.
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Postby Aquaboy » 2007-05-08 19:47

Indigo Blue Fish wrote: Heh, bless him! Must've got hungry!

My dojo loaches frequently squabble over bits of dried krill - tug of war style. One usually makes off with the main body, whilst the rest steal the legs off it.

Well, he's not crazy about it like the other fish, but he'll eat it. He sure doesn't like it when the others try to take it lol!
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